Safety alerts

This page contains recent alerts released by Maritime Safety Victoria in response to incidents and hazards, making boaters aware of topical safety issues

Safety Alert: Dangers of paddling in offshore winds
An investigation into a kayaking incident at Anglesea surf beach found that strong offshore wind prevented paddlers from being able to paddle back to shore.

Safety Alert: Hazards on inland waterways
There is an increased danger of collision with submerged objects and debris in lowering waters. 

Safety Alert: New definition of Port Phillip Heads
Additional safety measures are imposed on vessels in designated hazardous areas, including mandatory PFD wearing.

Incident sparks boat fire alert
Boaters are advised to check their electrical and fuel systems following a serious fire-related incident on Lake Eildon.